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Justice for sale? The determinants of corruption in Sierra Leone's criminal justice system

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This thesis builds a theoretical framework that demonstrates how police officers use pre-trial detention and procedural delays as strategic instruments to screen suspects and complainants for wealth, thereby extracting higher bribe payments. The model is tested using original survey data on bribe payments made at police stations in Sierra Leone. This thesis finds empirical support for the theoretical model: Income and the reservation loss have a strong effect on bribe payments and the leng...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
Economics
Oxford college:
Nuffield College
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Supervisor
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Supervisor
Publication date:
2012-05-09
Type of award:
MPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford
Language:
English
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Deposit date:
2016-11-15

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